George Mason University- Early Identification Program

George Mason University runs a program called the Early Identification Program (EIP) Prep which begins in 8th grade.  The EIP Prep is designed to support students academically and personally through numerous activities and events. EIP Prep students are provided with weekly tutoring, mentoring, financial aid, goal setting, study skills, and a wide range of seminars that focus on college prep and admissions. In addition, EIP Prep students and parents attend a family seminar that focuses on family communication, advocacy, and planning for college.  Students who successfully complete EIP Prep will transition into EIP for grades 9-12.

To qualify for the EIP Prep program you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current 7th grade student in a participating public middle school (you are!)
  • The student’s parents MAY NOT have completed a 4-year college degree in the United States
  • Academic potential to enroll in a pre-college curriculum in high school

Additional considerations that are factored into the selection for this program include:

  • Academic potential
  • Eligible for Free or reduced lunch
  • Single parent household
  • English Language Learner
  • A ward of the court, in foster care, or students who are homeless

7th graders who are selected by GMU to participate in this program must attend a Strengthening the Family Workshop, attend weekly AMP sessions, maintain good grades, and attend EIP events while in 8th grade in order to successfully complete EIP Prep and be admitted into EIP for grades 9-12.

If you would like to be considered for the GMU EIP Prep program, please fill out the google form NO LATER THAN Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Fill out this form to be considered for the program.  If you have any questions please email Mr. Griffin at  or call at (703) 228-2933 and/or your counselor.